Upcoming Programs and Events

For more information about programs and events, contact Lawrence Willim at 248.553.2400 x124.


Holocaust Memorial Center Events

Community Events

August 5 / 1 pm
Art Workshop
The Memory Project

Link real-life stories and artwork from the Memory Project exhibit (on display through August 16) as you create a portrait using charcoal and pastels. Bring a photo of a loved one whose story you want to share and your artwork will be a visual keepsake!

- Presented in honor of Sid Glen
- Admission: $10 member/$15 nonmember
- RSVP: Space is limited to 30 participants. RSVP required to Lawrence Willim at 248.536.9604

With Support From: PNC Foundation


August 23 / 11:30 am & 2:30 pm
Gallery Talk with artist Linda Soberman
The Empty Chairs

Experience The Empty Chairs, an installation which confronts our complacency about remembrance and loss with artist Linda Soberman.

- Admission: Free with museum admission.

With Support From: PNC Foundation, Janice & Christopher Billmeyer, Pamela & Kenneth Bloom, Joan & Robert Epstein, Nancy & James Grosfeld, Sandra & Martin Nessel, Marilynn Gordon, and Fay & Leon Siegel


October 9-11 / All Day
KTA Conference
Generations Together: Our Heritage and the Future

The Kindertransport Association is delighted to announce the 2015 biennial KTA Conference, Generations Together: Our Heritage and the Future, to be held at the Westin Southfield-Detroit and the Holocaust Memorial Center.

The KTA is thrilled to be working together with the Holocaust Memorial Center to create a memorable conference. The Holocaust Memorial Center is the home of the Kindertransport Quilt exhibit and the Kindertransport Association Archives.

This will be the last KTA Conference. Beginning in 2016, the KTA will join the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants at their annual conferences. This will provide continuity, and connect the KTA with a larger community. While this will have many positive outcomes, it will be a change, and the intimate family atmosphere that has developed over the years will be greatly missed. The KTA has been gathering every other year since 1991!

We do hope you will consider inviting your children and grandchildren, extended, and foster families to join you at this special conference.

For further information or additional registration forms, please contact the KTA registration team at KTAconference@gmail.com or 248.536.9604. We are looking forward to seeing you at the KTA conference.


July 25 - August 11 / All Day
Alternative Summer Break Program
Growing Together Detroit: Sustainable Volunteerism Between the Local and the Global

Action Reconciliation Service for Peace (ARSP) is proud to present Growing Together Detroit will bring together sixteen volunteers from Germany and US to work with the neighborhood association Eden Gardens Block Club from Detroit. From July 25 to August 11, we will support Eden Gardens’s community garden project, clean up and secure blighted properties together, and organize a community cook-out with people from the block club and the neighborhood. Through engaging with the community we hope to develop a better understanding of the circumstances we are working in. Together we want to realize a form of volunteering which is grounded in empathy and equality.

An educational program focusing on alternative city development, urban agriculture, and creative neighborhood revitalization will provide additional input. We will be meeting with educators and activists from the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center, the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue, Wayne State University, the University of Michigan, the Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History, Repair the World, and the Holocaust Memorial Center.

For more information,please visit the ARSP Website or contact 215.241.7249 or growing.together.detroit@gmail.com

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